Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018.

Is Your Supply Chain Customer-Centric?

DynaSys

Successful salespeople tend to sign contracts without worrying about the logistical aspects affected by the conditions of the contract, which is a thorn in the foot for logistics who must comply with the terms of the contract.

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

Supply Chain Movement

VIBA Aerospace Products and Services in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market.

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Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. Yes, it’s just as hard as it sounds. Short transportation lead times are paramount.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment. A Safety Manager should be appointed to ensure all safety activities are in place and maintained daily.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. In release 18.2,

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? And those highways only have so much capacity. This Rush Hour period will stretch your capacity to the limit. You will be out of capacity and everything will grind to a halt. You will certainly face busy times of year.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. On-time shipments.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. Capacity Will Tighten Further Capacity has run at nearly 100-percent utilization since the 2017 hurricane season.

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What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. At this point in the production chain, suppliers must deliver their products just in time (JIT) and just in sequence (JIS) for vehicles to be assembled as planned.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. So do you have a strategy for managing Freight and Logistics or are you spinning your wheels? Freight and Logistics. If you are in the E-Commerce channel then you should know what customers want.

What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

Quintiq

Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. It starts from farm, slaughterhouse, processing, packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Each differs in size, weight and quality.

How to prepare your logistics for Christmas and New Year season

Abivin

The Holiday season is almost upon us, and it’s normal to feel the pressure of the volume spikes and tight deadlines because it is a time when consumer demand can make or break a business. According to a survey conducted by Retail News in Asia, Alibaba racked up $30.8

On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

One of the most exciting and challenging industries for logistics managers is the food and beverage industry. For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? .

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How to Plan for Exceptional Performance this Holiday Season

Repl Group

There’s no rest for retailers in the run-up to the Holidays. Anticipating your pain points and putting proactive solutions in place to resolve them is critical to exceptional Holiday performance. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday firm favorites among consumers, Holiday shopping now starts in November. on the previous year – economic uncertainty saw retail sales increase by just 1.9% in 2017. in the four months to 31 December.

Quality Management – Design in Quality First!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Division I had just joined was enjoying great success in Sales and Development. Simply there were over two dozen different building block designs which could be configured in innumerable combinations to create the end product. Based on the customer requirements and specifications the building blocks could be combined in varying quantities. The Sales team had done a phenomenal job in selling the building block design concept to Customers. Subscribe Here!

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /.

Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road

Shipchain

The inception of blockchain technology for use in logistics and supply chain management represents one of the most significant innovations in the industry. When truckers spend less time driving on the road, this yields fewer trucks on the road at any given point.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Disjointed systems and data silos, creating delays in processing and deficiencies in visibility. This is about demand forecasting and understanding the ability of a facility to handle changes in demand.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. The principles at the time were certainly appropriate, and were considered ground-breaking at the time. An automotive executive recalls how difficult this was given the technology limitations that existed in the early 1970’s. Arguments broke out internally and in academic debates over which area had dominance over the others.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

If that rate continues, total online sales will double, from just under $300 billion in 2014 to over $600 billion by 2019. Leading brick-and-mortar stores are following suit, in order to remain competitive. The additional sales gave the spot market an atypical boost in July.

How an Inefficient Supply Chain can kill an FMCG Business?

Abivin

Managing supply chain is getting more complex and sophisticated in the global context. For those reasons, logistics managers are frequently equipped with the optimization methods to overcome difficulties. As stated in A.T.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

Companies that were decreasing their inventories saw huge leaps in comp sales, while those with too much on hand struggled to realize a profit. There’s no shortage of technology solutions out there to help companies manage their inventory, but that’s just a small part of becoming truly agile enough to respond to the swiftly-changing consumer demands and trends. Proactive collaboration with mills, tanneries or other raw material suppliers is a built-in insurance policy.

On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

One of the most exciting and challenging industries for logistics managers is the food and beverage industry. For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? .

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight. Before the mega-retailer started shipping goods through Lazaro Cardenas, the KCS had fallen on hard times. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

FLEXE

A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. Improve on-time delivery. Customers want what they want and they want it fast and on-time.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Why are we going in this direction?

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

In this edition: Marion Kohlmeier, Head of supply chain planning and project purchasing at Weidmann Plastics Technology. A new car needs a stunning new look and at the same time the components need to be durable, functional and lightweight.

Warehouse Statistics

The Lean Supply Chain

Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Safety/OSHA: Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment. A Safety Manager should be appointed to ensure all safety activities are in place and maintained daily.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing companies with best-in-class supply chains , noting the processes, practices, and initiatives that serve them best and adopting them in a way that fits your own enterprise. Watch and Learn from the Best in Class.

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

NC State SCRC

The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be, in light of the massive “game changers” of globalization, technology, cultural diversity, demographic issues, and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire ecosystem. The principles at the time were certainly appropriate. Although interest in materials management grew during this period, the concept’s historical origins date to the 1800s.

Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. This contradiction in terms is probably best explained by the Thai phrase; ‘Same, same, but different’ This phrase is used widely in Thailand to explain to naive tourists (such as myself) the similarities between one product and another. Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects.

Are You Getting the Best Out of Order Consolidation?

TMC

A key feature of advanced transportation management system (TMS) technology, especially in conjunction with Managed TMS ® solutions, is an optimization tool that dynamically consolidates orders to create efficient routing and scheduling plans for multi-leg shipments.

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